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Old Time Radio Researchers GroupDemocracy In America - Single Episodes

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Democracy in America is a well-produced dramatization of Alexis de Tocqueville’s book of the same name. These fourteen, thirty-minute episodes follow Tocqueville and his companion, Gustave de Beaumont, from their landing in New York in May of 1831 through their departure nine months later, with the final episode twenty years later. The series is an educational one, produced Division of General Education of New York University in conjunction with the Fund for Adult Education.

Although educational the production are far from dry, pedantic lectures. They are high quality programs with music, sound effects, and good acting (even with their rather thick accents). Tocqueville was played by Barry Morse and Beaumont by Alan King. The weekly programs originally aired on NBC and CBC starting in January of 1962. They were under the direction of historian George Probst and produced by Andrew Allan in the studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This collection includes two preview programs that air immediately before the series in which historian Dorothy Gordon hosted panel discussions on topics relating to the series.

The book, "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville was published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840 respectively.

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This audio is part of the collection: Old Time Radio
It also belongs to collection: Radio Programs

Artist/Composer: Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Keywords: OTRR; Old Time Radio Researchers Group; Old Time Radio; OTRR Single Episodes; Democracy in America; History; Educational; Alexis de Tocqueville; Tocqueville, Alexis de; de Tocqueville, Alexis; 1962; 1960s; OTRR - 2008-09

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website and the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.

If you are interested in preserving old time radio, you may wish to join the Old Time Radio Researchers Group at Yahoo.

This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.

Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to naming requirements.

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OTRR Definitions:

OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.

OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that is Certified Complete is the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implies that all the files in the series are Certified Accurate but also indicates that the series is as complete as possible – it includes all extant episodes.

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Where Could I Be Better Off 13.2 MB 
The Governor in the Boarding House 13.4 MB 
The 4th of July in Albany 1831 13.0 MB 
The Arc of Civilization 13.2 MB 
Any Woman Is a Lady 13.1 MB 
The Cement of Democracy 13.3 MB 
The Cold Water Army 13.3 MB 
The Heavenly Prizon 13.3 MB 
The Tyranny of the Majority 13.1 MB 
Common Sense and Moonshine 20.0 MB 
The Chief Instrument of Freedom 12.9 MB 
The Aristocrats of Freedom 13.3 MB 
The Happy Republic 13.0 MB 
These Precious Premises 13.0 MB 
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